Mozambique’s army says it has retaken control of the northern town of Palma from a group of fighters linked to ISIL (ISIS) that attacked it last month. A military spokesman says a significant number of fighters were killed during the…

The delivery of vaccines to developing countries through the UN-backed COVAX programme could be pushed back by weeks. The delay comes after India put a hold on exports to prioritise its own vaccination campaign as infections rise. The director-general of…

The UN’s Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen says the tragedy of the 10-year war will go down as “one of the darkest chapters in recent history”. Pedersen was briefing the UN Security Council on the 10th anniversary of the…